Dawn Papandrea

Dawn Papandrea is a writer specializing in personal finance. She writes for Family Circle, CreditCards.com, and more. Follow her on Twitter or visit her website.


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VA Streamline Refinance Helps Reduce Rising Closing Costs

Posted on: March 19, 2021

Whether you are buying a home or refinancing your existing mortgage, closing costs can add up. Depending on your specific program, the size of your current loan, and the state […]


Follow These 6 Steps to Restore Your Credit for a VA Home Loan

Follow These 6 Steps to Restore Your Credit for a VA Home Loan

Posted on: March 16, 2021

The VA home loan program offers one of the most seamless mortgage application processes available. For qualified military and veteran applicants, the income requirements are flexible and you can become […]


VA Cash-Out Loans Help Lower Payments, Increase Cash Flow

VA Cash-Out Loans Help Lower Payments, Increase Cash Flow

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Tap Into Your Home’s Equity If ever you were considering a VA cash-out refinance, it’s time to get serious. Conditions are perfect for this program. Interest rates have dropped to […]


No W2s, No Paystubs, No Problem For This VA Refinance Program

No W2s, No Paystubs, No Problem For This VA Refinance Program

Posted on: January 15, 2016

No home finance expert could have predicted it a couple of years ago, but VA home loan rates have now fallen below 4 percent into the 3s. For anyone who […]


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VA Loan Rates Drop, But How Low Can They Go?

Posted on: February 17, 2015

Keeping in line with all home mortgage interest rate trends, Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Mortgage Loans have continued to fall in the early part of 2015 thus far, with experts […]


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How to Decide Between a VA Streamline and VA Cash Out Refinance

Posted on: October 13, 2014

With interest rates still low, this is a great opportunity to lock in a low rate and try to refinance your home. For those who are currently serving in the […]